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Can Candida Cause Sinusitis?

August 18, 2019

Greetings! New Zealand naturopath Eric Bakker. Thanks for checking out my video again. I’ve got lots of questions. Many questions from people all around the
place. Here’s an interesting question: “Eric, can
Candida cause sinusitis?” Well, there’s a huge link between sinus problems
and yeast infections, so let’s go into that a little bit. There was a very interesting study that was
conducted-you can find it on the internet. In 1999, the Mayo Clinic in the States, quite
a well-known medical center. So what they did is they got a whole bunch
of different people with sinus problems. In fact, 210 people were in this particular
study. They found 96 percent of 210 people who had
chronic sinus problems for longer than three months in fact had up to three if not more
different kinds of yeasts in the nasopharyngeal region. In the different sinus passages when they
checked them right out. In all those 210 people, they found over 40
different types of yeast kind of infections in those people. But on average, it was between I think 2 to
2.7 kinds of yeasts or fungi per person. Ninety-six percent-that’s a lot of people! That’s quite a high percentage isn’t it when
you think about it? There’s a big link. Acute sinus problems will generally mean that
you’ve had it for less than three months or you don’t have it recurrently. A chronic sinus problem means you’ve had it
for longer than three months’ duration where you continually get them back again. I had a sinus problem for seven years a while
ago now and thank goodness I got rid of my sinus problem. There’s a big sinus connection with Candida,
don’t forget it. Many people with chronic AFS: Allergic Fungal
Sinusitis as we call it, very well have a high probability of having a yeast that’s
underpinning this infection. So, ask yourself the question if you’ve got
chronic sinus. Do you drink alcohol? Do you like sweet foods? Are you drawn to anything sweet or a high
carbohydrate intake? You need to very carefully think about that
so the solution for chronic sinusitis is to really get rid of the infection. And the best way to do that in my opinion
is to improve your digestive function, make the diet change and ensure that you’ve got
good strong adrenal function. Good cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone produced by the adrenal
gland. Having a powerful cortisol level and a balanced
cortisol level will allow you to fight many different kinds of infections, which can often
be a problem for people. If you get them recurrently, means you’ve
got a poor immune system. So, have a think about it. Do you like sweet stuff? Have you got a sinus problem? Are you drawn to chocolate bars or maybe some
kind of alcohol or wine? I had a patient before who likes having vodka
on a regular basis, and his naturopath said, “Look, vodka’s quite okay to have. Vodka’s a neutral spirit. Gin and vodka are fine to have.” They’re not fine to have! If you’ve got a fungal infection, you’ve got
to stop alcohol. To me it’s the apex. Right up at the top is alcohol. If you can’t stop alcohol, click off the video
now, because I can’t help you, sorry. But if you’ve got a sinus problem and if you
want to get rid of it, you’ve got to stop drinking alcohol for at least 6 to 12 months. That is if it’s a chronic problem. Some of my patients with sinusitis have had
it for 10 years. Imagine having sinusitis for 10 years! That’d be enough to drive you nuts! I couldn’t live like that. Seven years was enough for me. I’ve done my jail time. Seven years, I just had to get out of jail. Sinus problems are like a prison sentence. It screws up your life. You get facial pain, you get it recurrently,
you’ll find it hard to fly in airplanes or dive underwater because of the facial pressure. You’ll be blowing your nose, you’ll be constantly
snorting and coughing up phlegm and sniffing phlegm. And then what does the doctor say? “You need an antibiotic! Take this antibiotic, it will cure you!” Yeah right. Well, that’s only the beginning of your problems. Once you start taking the “Darth Vader” of
drugs-the antibiotic, that’s a really big mistake with a sinus infection. It just doesn’t work. Check out my other videos, which I believe
I have completed on sinus problems, I think I’ve done a few of them. The bottom line is you need to make the diet
change, you need to treat the gut related issue that many people with sinus problems
have. And if you keep swallowing all the stuff all
the time you’ll end up with stomach problems, a post-nasal drip, so this awful stuff dripping
into the back of your throat. I’m going to do some more videos on sinusitis,
but this video basically was “Can Candida cause sinusitis?” Yes it can, and there’s a high probability
that it can cause sinusitis. So you do the intelligent approach and fix
the cause. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply gata gata January 15, 2016 at 10:13 am

    happy new year and a happy new skin!!! I have psoriasis and i did the candida diet for 3 months…..iv seen a lot of improvement to my skin like 60% – 80% but that was it!!! nothing else…..and i changed my diet to RAW TILL 4 diet which is almost the exact opposite……..i eat a lot of fruits until four…..its a high carb low fat diet!!!
    I would like to know your opinion about sugar in fruits, cause a lot of people said that they cured the candida symptoms
    and if psoriasis has to do anything with candida anyway…..Thank you
    p.s i would let you know if my psoriasis is getting better with this large amount of fruits (sugar)

  • Reply TJJZ January 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Can candida cause constant peeling lips/swollen lips?
    Also can CanxidaRemove be bad for you, if you take it but are not 100% sure if you have candida?
    I know that I have some symptoms, and had athletes foot and jock itch in the past.

  • Reply Yvonne C. January 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Would love to see more vids on Sinusitis and ways to treat/manage the symptoms. 🙂

  • Reply Bleeding Gums January 15, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Absolutely. I would also recommend nasal flushes if it gets bad (i think they are safe) there is no way you can BLOW all that junk out of your head.

    Any tips on coughing up the post nasal drip? I find it very difficult and end up swallowing it most of the time. 🙁

  • Reply Flyinanyweather January 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Any opinion on using Colostrum to heal leaky gut? Thanks for the videos. You are a gold mine of useful information!

  • Reply Barbara Joshua August 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I've just discovered your Youtube channel – it is wonderful ! You have done an amazing job of putting all of this together. You've laid this all out with great patience and care. I became sick at the end of May and have been battling what has ended up in my sinus ever since. It began as a bad cough…bronchitis…Dr. visit and lung xray and he believed I had asthma and treated me for that. I have no family history of that – or any known allergy. I got worse. This went to my sinuses and he put me on Keflex…got much worse. My sinuses went crazy. It seemed to move from my lungs into my sinus. He did a sinus xray and confirmed sinusitis. I realized at this point…this is FUNGAL…the congestion is like glue and smells terrible. Knowing that I have had bouts of candida all my life – I firmly believe this is full blown candida now and will do what I need to so I can get well. This also began when we had several weeks of heavy rain and what was green or black mold growing everywhere outside and even a smell indoors in the air conditioning. I was also using (overuse) Amoxicillan for dental issues. Also love cows milk and too many carbs. No alcohol, or cravings for sweets….but carbs (rice, bread) and beans… Very little fresh food. So, now I'm going to do MEVY. I have been so sick. This took over my life, energy, sleep, everything went bad. Anyway – thank you for all of you fantastic information. I am starting to work on diet and life changes immediately. ps. What does "help" is steaming my head…and also using a neti pot type flush.

  • Reply LymeHope October 17, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Hi Eric! I've had chronic sinusitis for decades and it has ruined my life. In reading your comments, below, I see that you were planning on doing more videos on the sinus/candida connection before the end of the year? I am hoping you are still planning on doing this for those of us who suffer from this terrible problem. Like you said, it's a prison sentence. I'm missing work again, tomorrow, and have been sick for over 2.5 weeks this time with candida issues- longer than ever before. Thank you so much for your videos, and I look forward to your new ones. God bless you!!! You give me hope that I can feel better, someday soon.

  • Reply WittyNatty November 1, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Hi doctor can I consume curd with sinus problem ?

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  • Reply Brian Kenny July 26, 2018 at 3:26 am

    I've always suspected this in my sinus. Chronic stuffy on and off. When I get my teeth clean, it improves greatly. When I rinse my nose with vitamin C or saline rinse. Comes back when hygiene slips. My issues are marginal but I've been suspecting yeast or microbes. I'll he tracking more closely.

  • Reply Ernesto Tamayo July 26, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Thank you so much. It's been hell for me what almost seems like a year and my life has been turned upside down. I like to think I was healthy because I worked out a lot , never ate fast food and only drink water but one day just woke up with a huge headache and tiredness and felt off with this facial pressure on my face that never went away, along with with chronic nasal congestion. Went to forced to see what's wrong and nothing. Went to an allergist an theorized I may have developed dust mite allergies. Went on a sublingual allergy drops for 6 months with no results. Now she suspects that it may have been candida or Ibs but watching your video I came to a realization that it may have been caused by my sweet tooth. Although I mentioned I exercise tend to sometimes go overboard with sweets and finish whole for example cookies in one sitting and such. I thought since I worked out I can eat anything without consequence

  • Reply Ernesto Tamayo August 18, 2018 at 1:19 am

    I’m allergic to Candida. Does that trigger my sinusitis ? The overgrowth of yeast ?

  • Reply Ernesto Tamayo September 23, 2018 at 12:25 am

    What exactly where your symptoms ?

  • Reply The Candida Slayer October 18, 2018 at 2:43 am

    Herbal tinctures are made with alcohol… can i take tinctures while doing the candida protocol?

  • Reply Luke o July 14, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I used a nasal spray with grapefruit seed extract and it has helped a lot

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